Our Faculty


Susan F. Dubow
, a pioneer in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), has had a long and distinguished career. Susan served as the Director of the Court Mediation and Arbitration Program, the ADR Division of the 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, for over 22 years. This division administrates all of the Court's Mediation programs including Circuit Civil, County Court, Small Claims, Citizens Dispute/Criminal, Dependency and Family as well as the Civil Arbitration program. Susan is a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Primary Mediation Trainer in Circuit, Family and County Mediation. She is also certified as a Circuit, County and Appellate Mediator. Susan served as a member of  the Supreme Court's Mediation Qualifications Board (MQB) and is currently Vice-Chair of Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC).

Susan, an honors graduate of Boston University, is an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center. She has developed curriculum and taught mediation and conflict resolution at Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University.

Susan is a Past president of both The Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators (ASFMA) and The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators (FAPM.) She is a Diplomat Member of (FAPM) since 1999 and was the recipient of FAPM's prestigious Award of Merit 2002. In 2004 Susan was horored with The Dispute Resolution Center's Award of Appreciation for Distinguished Service. Susan has achieved Practitioner / Educator membership status with the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).


Elinor Robin, PhD., a recognized expert in the field of Conflict Management, has served on the faculty of mediation and dispute resolution symposiums throughout Florida as well as nationally and internationally. Elinor brings her academic pursuits, a background in small business and a wide range of experiences from within the family, juvenile, civil and criminal courts to her teaching.

Elinor is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Nationally Certified Counselor (NBCC), Florida Supreme Court Qualified Primary Mediation Trainer, and Florida Supreme Court Certified County, Family and Dependency Mediator.

Elinor is a former member of the Florida Supreme Court's Mediation Training Review board and is currently a member of Mediation Qualifications Board (MQB). She is also past-president of the Association of South Florida Mediators and a Board Member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. Elinor has achieved Practitioner/Educator membership status with the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). Additionally, she has been appointed to the FL. Supreme Court's ADR Rules Committee's sub committee on Domestic Violence.

Elinor's professional focus is on relationship disputes, especially divorce and workplace matters. You can learn more about her practice at http://www.elinorrobin.com or http://www.afriendlydivorce.com.

Allyson Tomchin, LCSW,  Allyson is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her B.S.W from the University of South Florida and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University. Allyson is the founder of Directive Energy, in which she maintains a comprehensive private practice in counseling, coaching, family mediation and parenting coordination. She was recently honored by the Boys and Girls Club as one of Broward County’s Most Outstanding Women. Allyson has been a Parenting Coordinator since the inception of the practice in Florida and is a recognized expert in the field. She is the Primary Trainer of the Parenting Coordination Program and brings her vast knowledge and experiences to her teaching.


Robert H. Loevin, Esq., a member of the Florida Bar, has had a distinguished career holding key positions in both the public and private sectors. As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit, Family, Dependency and County Mediator Bob has mediated over 4,500 court cases. Additionally, Bob mediates for the EEOC, NASD, NY Stock Exchange and US Postal Service.


David Levy, J.D,CCE, Mr Levy, President of Care Giver Experts, had been mediating Elder and Family Care cases for over 20 years.He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family, County and Circuit Mediator.  He received his Certification in Gerontology from Lynn University and is a Certified Caregiver Educator Trainer through the American Association for Caregiver    Education . Mr Levy is an academic researcher in this field and provides consultation services to the industry.  He is a highly respected resource and trainer in the area of Elder Law Mediation


Steven Leigh, PhD, is the Coordinator of Mediation Services in Broward County and is an Adjunct Professor at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University.


Paul Schweinler, LMHC, Director of the Charis Center, Coral Springs, is President-Elect of The Association of South Florida Mediators. In addition to his counseling and mediation practice, Paul provides Parenting Coordination and Critical Incident Stress Management.


Alvin Capp, Esq., a leader in the South Florida mediation community, received his JD from George Washington University in 1961. As a member of Mediation, Inc Al has mediated over 6,000 cases. In addition to his mediation practice, Al maintains a general civil trial and appellate law practice.


Cathy F. Bowers, CP, MSA, NCG is President of National Patient Advocate, Inc in Plantation, Florida. A graduate of the University of Miami’s Alfus Patient Advocacy Certificate Program, Cathy is also a Nationally Certified Guardian, Certified Paralegal, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and incorporates Elder and Patient Advocacy Mediation into her practice. In her role as Patient Advocate, Cathy works with patients and other individuals to navigate through the healthcare system and creates personalized plans for the challenges that frequently accompany an illness and other healthcare concerns, such as medical treatment, insurance, finances, family dynamics, and end of life decisions. Cathy is considered a “referral specialist” by helping to connect clients and colleagues with other individuals or service providers.


David Spofford, Esq., received his Juris Doctor degree in 1981 from the University of Houston College of Law. David is admitted to the Florida and Texas bars and currently his practice is limited to family mediation. In addition to his law degree David holds a masters degree in computer science and a certificate in life coaching.



Kenneth A. Gordon, Esq received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. Currently, Ken is a partner in the law firm of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum, LLP where he concentrates his practice in the areas of marital and family law. He is a member of the First American Family Law Inns of Court, Barrister, and the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ken is a past Chair of the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association. In 2011 Ken was selected as a "Florida Super Lawyer" in Family Law.



James L. Nulman, Esq. is an AV rated attorney with over 25 years civil litigation experience. Jim is a certified circuit civil, appellate and family mediator and a state qualified arbitrator. He began mediating in the early 1990s and, in March 2006, established Nulman Mediation Services, Inc., a practice dedicated solely to providing mediation and arbitration services. While known for his background in construction and commercial litigation, Jim now mediates over 200 cases a year in almost all areas of civil law. For more more information about Jim, please visit www.nulmanmediation.com.


Barbara Beilly is a General Magistrate in the family division of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, appointed in 1997. She is a past President of the Florida Association of General Magistrates and Child Support Hearing Officers. She is a past President of the Association of South Florida Mediators, past President of the Broward County Women Lawyers Association, past chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association, past chair of the General Magistrate Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, past chair of the Support Issues Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and a frequent lecturer and author in the area of Florida Family Law and Mediation. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1980.



Robin Caral Shaw, Esq., Robin is President of The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators and Past President of the Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators.  She is certified Family, Circuit and Appellate Mediator and a nationally recognized speaker and trainer in all areas of mediation.


Robin Bresky, Esq.,     Robin is an experienced and accomplished Appellate attorney.  She is on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and has served as the Chair of the Appellate Committee. Robin is the President-Elect of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and is on the Standing Committee, Appellate Court Rules for the Florida Bar. In 2010, she was selected as a “Florida Super Lawyer” in Appellate Law.


Fran Tetunic, Esq. is an Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic at Nova University's Shepard Broad Law Center.  Additionally, Fran is Chair of the Florida Supreme Court's Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC).


Bonnie Satterfield, Esq
Bonnie is an AV Rated Attorney with over 35 years experience of legal practice.  Although she has vast experience in Commercial, Intellectual Property and Probate/Guardianship litigation, her practice now concentrates in Appellate and Mediation, in both state and federal courts Bonnie  was honored as one of "South Florida's Top-rated Lawyers" (2013,2014) and as "Professional of the Year" 2012-2012 by Who's Who Among Executive & Professional Women.



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